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  • Title: Two Queens in One Isle
  • Author: Alison Plowden
  • ISBN: 9780750921688
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • The relationship between Queen Elizabeth I of England and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots is a complex one, they were united by blood but divided by religion Championed by continental and underground English Catholics as the rightful Queen of England, Mary was nevertheless given protection by her cousin after she was deposed amid outrage at her immoral behaviour RumoursThe relationship between Queen Elizabeth I of England and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots is a complex one, they were united by blood but divided by religion Championed by continental and underground English Catholics as the rightful Queen of England, Mary was nevertheless given protection by her cousin after she was deposed amid outrage at her immoral behaviour Rumours of Papist plots revolving around Mary abounded and Elizabeth was put under extreme pressure to be rid of this dangerous threat to her sovereignty and to the Protestant church in England, but it was only after much reluctance and procrastination that Elizabeth finally signed Mary s long drafted death warrant.
    Two Queens in One Isle The relationship between Queen Elizabeth I of England and her cousin Mary Queen of Scots is a complex one they were united by blood but divided by religion Championed by continental and underground

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    1. I ve read a number of books about Mary Stuart and Elizabeth Tudor because I find them fascinating foils of each other and different representations of women in power in a male dominated sphere I think the thing that struck me the most about their story this time was something that was not even really called out in the book, namely that Mary spent almost 19 years as a prisoner in England Interestingly, this woman who was considered a legitimate threat to Elizabeth s crown spent of her life being [...]

    2. Very interesting book on the complex relationship between Elizabeth 1, and Mary, Queen of Scots.Written back in 1999 it may be difficult to get hold off, but well worth the effort.I like Alison Plowden as she doesn t take sides, but merely reports all the facts, as known then, without bias Highly recommended.

    3. Two queenso cousins One the queen of England and a Protestant The other the queen of Scotland and a Catholic A detailed, well researched book showing the emotional and mental character of each and how one queen s quest for power came up against the other queen s need to keep that power Excellent read

    4. Definitely on the drier side, like others have said, it reads a little bit like a textbook I learned a few new things but overall not the best If you re looking for a book on Mary and Elizabeth, Jane Dunn s book is far easier to read.

    5. I liked it but had to look up a lot of words because it was in the old english without explanation was a bit frustrating There were a few new things I learned but the majority I already knew from other books I have read.

    6. Alison Plowden s history of these cousin queens, Protestant Elizabeth I of England and Catholic Mary of Scots, is enthralling.It is near impossible, after reading material such as this, to side with one queen or the other Each was arguably at fault and justified in her treatment of the other Mary came off the worst to lioness Bess.The backstory is that the teenaged Mary, when queen consort of France, had once claimed the so called illegitimate Elizabeth s throne as her own and was considered the [...]

    7. I really enjoyed this It s an older book originally published in 1984, I think but it doesn t show its age at all Plowden does a very good job of looking at Mary, and Elizabeth, focusing on Mary , and how their interactions, and Mary s eventual execution spoilers were practically pre ordained from the time that Mary started quartering her arms as Queen of France with the arms of England This is a relatively easy read it s presented chronologically, and is pretty straightforward history just tel [...]

    8. You will feel sorry for both the queensAt times is hard to read with the Latin and French words The author s translation of old world English made me lose my place a few times it was filed with intrigue and murderous plots Mary queen of Scots with down right miserable and you want to admire Elizabeth Even to the end Mary was as stubborn as they come It is true her only real duty was to produce an heir.

    9. A very factual book, that did tell me things I did not know It could have been written in a slightly engaging way not too dissimilar to some school text books.

    10. Interesting book, written in a significantly less dry style than most history books Only flaw is that occasionally the author gives a statement of opinion without pointing to actual facts.

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